Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Committee Chair

Shawn E. Davis, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Paul G. Michael, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Christiane Brems, Ph.D., ABPP


Hospice social care workers are a valuable referral source for participants in end-of-life research. This qualitative dissertation seeks to clarify social care workers’ views of end of life research including their opinions on the ethicality and value of end-of-life research, risks and benefits of end-of-life research, and preferences for the referral process. Twenty-eight social care workers rated their agreement with several statements and provided open-ended responses on their opinion of end-of-life research. Overall themes are discussed and recommendations for researchers of these populations are presented.


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